Archive | July, 2011

Edison Plans Power Outages in WeHo

A series of planned power outages will affect over 100 customers in West Hollywood over the next couple of weeks, according to the city’s website. The outages, which have been scheduled by Southern California Edison, are happening so that the company can replace deteriorated power poles and switches in the area. All customers who are [...] [...more]

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Louise’s Trattoria

One of my favorite summer activities is driving up the bucolic Griffith Park canyon on Vermont Ave. admiring the architecture of the homes winding up to the Greek Theatre. Built in 1929, the 5,700-seat theatre is modeled after a Greek Temple. The warm summer evenings tend to cool down in the canyon providing an idyllic [...] [...more]

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Restaurant News

National Cheesecake Day On July 30, The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating a new cheesecake flavor, Hershey’s Chocolate Bar, and offering a special discount on more than 30 flavors. Enjoy any slice of cheesecake for half price and be one of the first to try their moist chocolate cake and ganache covered with creamy chocolate frosting [...] [...more]

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‘Captain America’ Does His Country Proud

The superheroes of 2011 have finally thrown their last punch, with “Captain America: The First Avenger”  showing the an audience a good old-fashioned time. World War II is well under way and both sides are searching for tools to win the war. Hitler’s paranormal research and technology division, Hydra, lead by Johann Schmidt/Red Skull (Hugo [...] [...more]

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LGBT Leaders Earn Their Place in History

While school children are taught about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech, few would recognize the name of Bayard Rustin, the man responsible for staging the non-violent protest, where King delivered his speech in 1963, in Washington D.C., until now. On July 14, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Fair, Accurate, Inclusive [...] [...more]

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Day Laborers at DWP Site Considered ‘Sensitive Issue’

Each morning, day laborers gather outside the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) facility in the 8200 block of Beverly Boulevard, hoping to find work. Although the DWP facility is an unmanned electrical distribution station that is closed to the public, the site has been a gathering place for the day laborers for [...] [...more]

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Boys & Girls Club Offers Summer Fun

For kids, summertime offers the ultimate thrill of freedom from school. But for parents, it can often be the opposite, as they struggle to find ways to keep their children engaged and supervised. Thanks to the summer program at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary next year, nearly [...] [...more]

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WeHo Wants New Fees on Sunset Strip Billboards

Four billboards on the Sunset Strip are being physically altered, allowing the City of West Hollywood to collect fees on the signs. Because the signs predate the existence of West Hollywood, they have been permitted to remain at their current locations without requiring the owner to  pay any fees to the city. However, while current [...] [...more]

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Hollywood Farmer’s Market to Remain on Ivar

Earlier this year, the L.A. Film School filed an official complaint against the Hollywood Farmer’s Market to prevent the market from obtaining another permit to continue operating, but now it seems the school has had a change of heart that has resulted in the market obtaining an annual street closure permit. On July 14, Pompea [...] [...more]

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Greyhound To Close Doors at Hollywood Bus Depot

Those looking to “Go Greyhound” will have to travel farther after it was announced that Greyhound’s Hollywood bus station will close on July 28. The Greyhound station has been located at 1715 N. Hollywood Blvd. since 2000, and provides 21 routes to destinations throughout the country, according to Greyhound spokesperson Timothy Stokes. After the closure, [...] [...more]

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